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 Stephen Frank Hyde

Stephen Frank Hyde

Heber City, Wasatch County, Utah, USA
Death 10 Oct 1989 (aged 43)
Forked River, Ocean County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA
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Memorial ID 123726 · View Source
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Stephen Frank Hyde. age 43
Accountant and CEO

1974 Bio
Graduated from WSC with a BS in accounting in 1968.
Worked for the CPA firms of Lybrand, Ross, Brothers and Montgomery in Salt Lake City and then Laventhol, Krestein, Horwarth and Horwarth in Las Vegas, Nev. from 1968 to January 1972. During this time I received my Certified Public Accountant certificate.
In January 1972 I joined the accounting department of Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino where I am currently employed as Assistant Controller.
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Copter Crash Kills 3 Aides Of Trump
Five people, including three high-level executives of Donald J. Trump's three casinos in Atlantic City, were killed yesterday when their helicopter crashed in pine woodlands on the Garden State Parkway near Forked River, N.J.

Moments before the helicopter plunged into the parkway's wooded median from 2,800 feet at 1:40 P.M., its main overhead four-blade rotor and its tail rotor broke off the body of the craft, the state police said.

Eight minutes earlier, at 1:32, the pilot was in radio contact with the control tower at McGuire Air Force Base in nearby Wrightstown, N.J., and did not suggest anything was amiss, the state police said. Opening of Investigation

The Federal Aviation Administration said it had no reports of any radio distress calls from the helicopter on its 70-mile flight from midtown Manhattan in clear weather . . . .

Although the Trump Organization maintains a fleet of commuter helicopters for its executives, a spokeswoman for Mr. Trump, Norma Foerderer, said the craft, an eight-seat Agusta 109A, had been leased from Paramount. She said she was uncertain whether the lease only covered the flight yesterday or was long-term.

Mr. Hyde, a father of seven and an accountant, joined the Trump Organization in 1986 as president and chief operating officer of Trump Plaza. He began his career in the casino industry in 1971 in Las Vegas, Nev. In the late 70's, after New Jersey had legalized casino gambling in hopes of reviving Atlantic City, he ''played an instrumental role in the operations of several casino hotels,'' according to a biography from Mr. Trump's office.

Since joining Mr. Trump, Mr. Hyde, a graduate of Weber State College, advanced to head all three casinos, the Taj Mahal, which is expected to open next year; the Plaza, and the Castle . . . .
New York Times; October 11, 1989

Three Top Trump Casino Exectives, Two Others Die In Helicaopter Crash
. . . The crash stunned the casino industry.

One veteran executive, holding back tears, said: "With all the SOBs in this business, why did it have to be the three nicest guys."

Donald Trump issued a statement reading:

"These were three fabulous young men in the prime of their lives. No better human beings ever existed. We are deeply saddened by this devastating tragedy and our hearts go out to their families."

Hyde, a native of Kaysville, Utah, outside Ogden, perhaps was the best known. Once a certified public accountant, he had become the chief executive officer of Trump Casino Properties in Atlantic City and was paid more than $1 million a year.

He was an active member of a small local congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - the Mormons - and commanded the highest respect among religious and business peers.

Hyde is survived by his wife, Donna, and seven children.

"Steve Hyde's greatest attribute was his soft, gentle personality, which had a calming effect on everyone who worked with him," Steve Wynn, chairman of Golden Nugget Inc., said yesterday during an interview from Las Vegas.

"He was a stabilizing influence on every organization he worked at," said Wynn, who was Hyde's boss when Hyde was the number-two executive at the Golden Nugget Casino Hotel in Atlantic City during the mid-1980s.

"Steve Hyde was a kid with perfect integrity in every respect," Wynn said. "Whether he was dealing with people above or below him, he was the same: very candid . . . I really, really liked Steve Hyde."

Walter N. Read, chairman of New Jersey's Casino Control Commission, called Hyde "an outstanding example of the sort of executive that Atlantic City needs very badly." . . .
October 11, 1989

Stephen F. Hyde Scholarship Committee
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Toms River, NJ 08755-4072

Father Noall Frank Hyde
Mother Mae Markham, age 39

GF Frank Hyde 1881-1947
GM Winnefred Barnes 1891-1963
GF Ira M Markham 1873-1935
GM Rose Ellen Patterson 1882-1957

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